The Laughing Dove (Spilopelia senegalensis) is a small pigeon. Other names include Palm Dove and Senegal Dove while in India the name of the Little Brown Dove is often used. Birds ringed in Gujarat have been recovered 200 km north in Pakistan and exhausted birds have been recorded landing on ships in the Arabian Sea. The Laughing Dove is a long-tailed, slim pigeon, typically 25 cm (9.8 in) in length. It is a common and widespread species in scrub, dry farmland and habitation over a good deal of its range, often becoming very tame.